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Name at Place: World Answer Key

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    Atacama Desert, Chile. The Atacama has been a source of great nitrate and copper wealth.

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    Indonesia. The fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia comprises more than

13,000 islands.

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    Prague. Prague is a leading European commercial and industrial center and is the Czech Republic’s most important industrial city.

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    Sri Lanka. The ancient land of Taprobane is now officially called the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, an island republic in the Indian Ocean.

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    Sicily. Sicily is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west and south, by the Ionian Sea on the east, and by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the north.

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    Stalingrad. Russia’s second largest city was called Petrograd, then Leningrad, and finally St. Petersburg.

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    Canada. While the exact number of lakes in Canada is unknown, estimates begin at 30,000.

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    Chişinău. Located on the Byk River, Chişinău was founded in the early 15th century as a

monastery town.

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    Zimbabwe. A landlocked country in south-central Africa, Zimbabwe is slightly smaller than California.

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    Tropic of Cancer. When the Tropic of Cancer was named, the Sun was in the constellation Cancer at the time of the summer solstice.

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    Siam. Thailand occupies both the Indochinese peninsula and the northern two-thirds of the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia.

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    Andes. Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Andes Mountains, which stretch more than 5,000 miles through seven South American countries.

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    Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia, which borders Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, and Sudan.

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    Iceland. Iceland, an island about the size of Kentucky, lies in the north Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland and just touches the Arctic Circle.

15. Zagreb. Zagreb is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop, an Orthodox Eastern archbishop, a Protestant bishop, and a grand rabbi.

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